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The Old Rectory: Activities

Activities Coordinators

At The Old Rectory, our wonderful activities coordinators make sure that there are always plenty of activities to get involved with, whatever your interests.

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We have regular visits from musical entertainers, both inside….

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and out.

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We often invite in specialist fitness instructors, to help keep us on our toes,

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and we always have a wide range of indoor fun and games on offer.

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For the more creative, art materials are always available, and we regularly offer craft activities, often related to the season, such as making Easter bonnets…

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or carving pumpkins at Halloween.

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We have a wonderful flower arranging expert, who regularly visits to help our residents create beautiful flower arrangements.

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And whatever the season, we never miss an excuse for a party,

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with plenty of delicious food and drink on offer,

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Our wonderful carers love their annual pantomime,

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but for anyone who prefers a bit of peace, there’s always a quiet spot to sit and read the paper.

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Regular Trips & Activities

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At The Old Rectory, your wish is our command.  Residents choose their own outings, and our wheelchair-accessible minibus makes this easy to arrange.

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Trips to the Mindful Café, art exhibitions, garden centres and local beauty spots are all regular events.

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If a resident fancies a visit to a local pub or restaurant, we will happily arrange it,

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and we often get involved with activities at our local church.

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Our garden at The Old Rectory is a beautiful, calm and relaxing oasis,

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with a delightful fishpond.

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Any residents who enjoy gardening are very welcome to help,

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our amazing Magic Table provides hours of fun and games,

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and we even have a Virtual Reality headset, for those who fancy a bit of slightly more surreal entertainment.

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We keep a scrapbook of all our activities, which residents love to browse through, to refresh their memories of happy times….

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and we even have visits from a shoe supplier, providing a personal fitting service to anyone who needs it.

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What's On Offer?

At The Old Rectory, we encourage our residents to feel part of the vibrant community in Stalbridge.  We always love to welcome our younger visitors from the local school,

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and make sure that our residents get front row seats in local parades, whatever the weather!

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We know how much pleasure animals can bring to our residents.  Our gorgeous resident dog, Prim, is always looking for someone to give her a bit of attention,

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and our friendly guinea pigs, Stan & Ollie, who live in the garden, often pop in for a cuddle.

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We also have regular visits from slightly more unusual animals, such as reptiles …

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giant snails….

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scary spiders!….

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birds of prey…

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and our own special Bramley Care Pet Therapy cat.

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Believe it or not, we even have the occasional visit from a Shetland pony…..

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and a donkey!

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